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8:30 PM ET, March 12, 2018


 Top News: 
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Eddy Cue Q&A on the line between free speech and open platforms, plans to integrate Texture content into Apple News, why Apple likely won't buy Disney, Netflix  —  We're on the ground at SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas where Apple's Eddy Cue is about to take the stage to discuss media curation with CNN's Dylan Byers.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture, which gives its readers access to ~200 magazines for $10/month, as it doubles down on content “from trusted sources”  —  As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Sources: A&E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc is in advanced talks to take over as CEO at Vice Media from co-founder Shane Smith; Abbe Raven to serve as interim CEO  —  UPDATED: In a surprise move, A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc is in advanced talks to take over the chief executive role at Vice Media …
New York Times:
60 Minutes moves forward in preparing segment with Stephanie Clifford, who says she had affair with Trump; source: show has not received notice of legal action  —  The CBS News program “60 Minutes” was moving forward with plans to show an interview it conducted last week with the pornographic film actress …
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Ex-GOP lawmaker Joe Walsh criticizes Trump over his attack on “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd after the President called the reporter a “son of a bitch”  —  Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) defended “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday after President Trump
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
YouTube could be one of the most powerful radicalizing tools of this century, given its billion users and algorithms that recommend ever more extreme videos  —  At one point during the 2016 presidential election campaign, I watched a bunch of videos of Donald Trump rallies on YouTube.
New York Daily News:
Business Insider video journalist Trevor Cadigan was one of those killed in the East River helicopter crash in New York on Sunday evening  —  Two tourists, a journalist and two helicopter employees died aboard a sightseeing chopper that crashed into the East River, police sources said Sunday.
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed: blocks some search terms related to self-harm and eating disorders after criticism; tags still appear on users' posts  —  The homepage on the app  —  —, the lip-synching app that is wildly popular with younger users, is struggling to catch …
Discussion: Engadget
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
Inside Reddit as it rolled out the October 2017 policy update that resulted in the ban of numerous subreddits, including ones for Nazis and bestiality  —  How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?  —  Which Web sites get the most traffic?  According to the ranking service Alexa …
The New York Times Company:
New York Times is launching its first non-fiction narrative podcast, “Caliphate”, with reporter Rukmini Callimachi  —  “Caliphate,” A Documentary Mini-Series Debuting This Spring, Is The Times's Most Ambitious Form of Audio Storytelling To Date  —  The New York Times today announced …
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
Analysis: federal government censored, withheld, or couldn't find records in 78% of requests in the past year; it spent $40.6M defending decisions in FOIA cases  — 4a51fab65b85  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government censored …
Discussion: RTDNA Recent Articles
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 More News: 
Bertrand Pecquerie / Global Editors Network:
Q&A with president of Mediapart, a 10-year-old French media organization primarily funded by subscriptions; the site had $17M in revenue in 2017 and ~140K subs
John Ziegler / Mediaite:
Fox broadcast a 2006 interview with O.J Simpson, by book publisher Judith Regan, on Sunday night but omitted the fact that Regan worked on a book with Simpson
Discussion: Law & Crime
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Snapchat to launch a new true crime series from Condé Nast Entertainment, “True Crime/Uncovered,” with six five-minute episodes
Discussion: The A.V. Club
To broadcast stories that would likely be censored in countries like China, Reporters Without Borders Germany uploaded them as songs to streaming services
 Earlier Picks: 
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Matthew Keys, the ex-Reuters social media editor who was jailed for two years after being convicted of hacking, hopes to return to journalism
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Arun Kakar / Press Gazette:
London's The Times had to correct a front-page headline which incorrectly stated Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal had died, before paper hit newsstands
Zach Schonfeld / Newsweek:
Interview with Bob Woodward on teaching investigative journalism, Janet Cooke, Nixon, Harvey Weinstein, and Trump
Robert Booth / The Guardian:
BBC again urges UN to help protect journalists and their families from harassment by Iranian authorities, following an urgent appeal to UN rapporteurs last Oct
Discussion: Middle East Eye
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Behind Forbidden Facts, a website that is trying to educate people about fake news by publishing false news stories on Facebook with clickbait headlines
Kathleen Chaykowski / Forbes:
A deep dive into Facebook's big bet on expertise in AR; CTO Mike Schroepfer says the company needs it to remain relevant in 10 or 20 years
April Glaser / Slate:
Investigations reveal discussion groups, online communities, and user-made games on Steam that glorify school shooters and mass shootings